GMOs, genetically engineered animals can help fight climate change

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. . . .[C]onversations surrounding climate often focus on energy production. Many fail to recognise that agriculture, too, is a major driver of climate change.

A third of all GHG emissions come directly from agriculture. . . .

This means that clean energy goals just don’t address the whole problem.

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In 2013 alone, genetically engineered crops reduced global carbon emissions by an amount equivalent to removing 12.4 million cars from the road.

However, public misapprehension and the policies it engenders prevent other genetically engineered GHG solutions from taking off. Rice is one example. . .its cultivation contributes a staggering amount of methane. . .

The answer could lie in a genetically engineered, low-methane variety that just finished three years of field trials. . . .

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The goal of reducing GHG emissions has helped inspire a new biotech sector . . .  Memphis Meats has developed a way to produce meat in the lab. This method requires 90 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions . . .

. . .[T]he Real Vegan Cheese project. . . aims to remove cows from cheese production by genetically modifying common baker’s yeast so it produces dairy proteins.

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